Monday, September 21, 2015

Brilliant Comment

We posted about the 319 cops being reassigned to the street yesterday, the latest smoke-and-mirror proposal from downtown despite at least 4 previous "house cleanings" that were supposed to reduce hidden spots and maximize the numbers of cops on the street.

Rahm's people claim this is the deciding factor in who stays and who goes:
  • “The plan was borne out of a simple question the mayor asked about officers working in administrative functions: ‘Do you need a gun, a badge and arrest powers to do this job?’ ” Collins said.
Someone posted in the comment section:
  • Maybe he could also ask ..... do you really need a gold star to do that job....[and] gold pension
Bingo. There are a dozen or more units in the Department that could and should be run by Lieutenants and even Sergeants. In the Districts, they've completely removed any sort of responsibility from the Lieutenant rank anyway - everything is the "District Station Supervisor" which is the desk sergeant. The Lieutenants could run the Districts, Captains could run the Areas, Commanders could be cut in half and Deputy Chiefs eliminated. The layers of redundant command are ridiculous along with the pay grades and pension rewards.

Who's got a decent proposal for this? We'll save Rahm millions within a year.

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104 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the same question was asked last year about putting more officers on the street from working administrative spots, what happened in the time between last year and this year that has Rahm saying the same fucking thing? Rahm obviously didn't come through the first time on this and about a year from now he'll be asking the same question. The real question is: How can he be so blatanty incompetent and full of shit and think that people aren't gonna realize that? If you're gonna put these people on the street who are in these clouted up administrative spots, just do it. Don't act like a cocksucker and act concerned with putting more officers on the street when we've already been through your smoke and mirrors BS. My guess is in a couple weeks this will no longer be being talked about.

9/21/2015 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, keeping with the ‘Do you need a gun, a badge and arrest powers to do this job?’ theme, I assume that the role of Superintendent will now be played by a civilian seeing as how it shouldn't be much trouble finding somebody who will let Rahm shove his hand up their ass to make their mouth move for a lot less than $260,000 annually.

9/21/2015 01:55:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

We might ask do you have to be a free spending, tax raising, liberal no brained ex-ballet dancer and a liar to be mayor.

9/21/2015 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But you cannot threaten the Lieutenants. You have nothing to hold over their heads. It is a rank they tested for so they will not be the Mayor's minions. Sure you will get the weak ones that want to curry favor with the ones in charge (like sweeping a homicide under the rug) but most will not bend.

The Mayor and his band of thieves need compliance. You won't get that without buying or threatening in their minds.

They could try being honest and forthright but that is beyond their comprehension.

9/21/2015 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gentlemen,

Pensions.

Like Social Security's constant near bankruptcy is used to mobilize the elderly to the polls and more importantly the checkbook --your pensions are wielded as leverage over you.

Ideally for Power your pensions will never be solid giving you firm ground to perhaps stand on nor will they be actually bankrupt as they'd lose leverage over you.

It's a mistake to keep going on about your fears publicly you know, the likes of Rahm and the rest of them will keep you that way forever - including retirement.

9/21/2015 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clear out the district desks. Expand the 311 center for reports. Have only a maximum of just "tow" officers on the desk. No more hiding as station security, assistant bonding officer or many of the other titles they use. 025 has about 6 total officers hiding inside. (many refuse reports too) Probably similar in many other districts too.

9/21/2015 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Careful what you wish for, all they may do is higher back some one collecting a gold braided pension as a civilian and allow them to double dip. How many of them do we have already?

9/21/2015 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets not forget the newest deputy chief nonsense- Lewin and Caluris--based on their street experience: those bozos should not have a gun badge arrest powers---much less newly created Deputy Chief Spots

9/21/2015 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be waiting to see which reporters who read this blog run with this idea.

But I won't be holding my breath.

9/21/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Blogger MTS said...

Make the max pension the career service rank of LT. If you make Deputy then your pays is Deputy pay but LT. Pension.

9/21/2015 07:02:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I think the Supe just likes things that are gold.

9/21/2015 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Detectives at Area Central have a useless Captain who actually thinks he matters. He is in charge of important task such as making list, checking to see if people have done the ethics test and of course making sure everyone qualify s with their weapon.

Of course he makes easily over 120k a year and just a few years back a lowly civilian did what he doe for about 40k.

I forgot to mention he does not want to retire.



9/21/2015 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm could also ask, do I need 50 alderman to help run this city? He orders all the city departments to do more with less, he should start with himself.

9/21/2015 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eliminate Gold Braid pensions now. They get their monetary reward while working and should not expect it to continue into retirement!

9/21/2015 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Retired Police...

It was a lot better when this Department was run with people in districts who had years of experience, spent a lot of time studying orders for promotion exams, and had some ambition for promotion. There were people skills there that were just not learned in a three week course at the academy.

Now it's POOF! Everything, including your fate, and life altering choices are in the hands of a Merit promoted DSS with five or six years on the job instead of a Watch Commander with some gray hair and balls.

Those ranks in those jobs buys experience. Not having them only gets loyalty and dependence on Rahm and McNumbnuts. It is all about cutting costs.

9/21/2015 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the big brass jobs exist for political patronage rewards. As long as Chicago is run by liberal democrats they will never go away.

9/21/2015 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a good idea , could save the city millions of dollars .

9/21/2015 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree we are sooo too heavy!!! But did you ever think why they have those spots??? It would cost the city twice as much if a Lt or Capt were in that position. The amount of overtime they would be putting in would double their salary. Exempts are salaried employees and are also at will employees. Thus the higher ups have them by the balls.

9/21/2015 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department looks like the Italian navy to many admirals and not enough sailors!

9/21/2015 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the media ask the ballerino that question? You could pay a couple of coppers for each of those gold braids you eliminated. How about a who's who's of who is each and every one of their Chinamen????

9/21/2015 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I wanted to sent a To: From: Subject: to Mcstreelights,will there be enough room at the bottom of the page for everyone to approve it.

9/21/2015 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 Killed, 45 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Soooo Mikey what say you ? And who's lives matter exactly ?

9/21/2015 08:51:00 AM  
Blogger Ken said...

Too many golds stars with political clout it will never happen, it would be like asking 25 aldercreatures to step down to save money. We should have a new motto "Chicago Police Department idiots in charge to serve and protect"

9/21/2015 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start in South Chicago (004) by cutting the front office staff, and then move to tact and their TWO tactical secretaries. The tact lieutenant is too busy ignoring Garry's directive about beards and exposed tattoos to notice.

9/21/2015 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly!!!! How many bosses do we need? It's a damn joke. Rahm needs to admit his golden city is burning!!!!!!! His plan to pull 319 officers from administrative positions and put them back on the street is a JOKE!!!!!! These officers will be angry and NON-COMPLIANT. Yet another person fellow officers will run to the desk crew and request not to be put with. The newly reassigned will be bitter and will claim they don't remember how to do anything let alone not knowing how to log on to the computer or do a report in AIRA. Good one Rahm, these 300+ officers should be a real game changer.

9/21/2015 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pensions should be at the earned rank, merit career should not mean merit pension, or make us all even.

9/21/2015 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will never happen unless the media does an investigative piece and breaks it all down and asks what each exempt does and why they are needed. It's laughable at how top heavy this department is.

9/21/2015 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bringing the house mouses out that will help!! Hahahaha

9/21/2015 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pensions freeze at lieutenants. NO MORE PENSION UPGRADES

9/21/2015 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, why stop there? Do we really need 50 aldermen to do their job? What about the other city departments? If cpd is top heavy, I'm sure other departments are too. Let's start cutting from the top everywhere.

9/21/2015 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe he could also ask ..... do you really need a gold star to do that job....[and] gold pension"

Well Said. They are the biggest drainn as they retire with deep 6 figure pensions.

9/21/2015 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not fight fire with fire? Hey Garrrrry - you know that CALEA group that you are so fond of? They have a whole slew of paper regarding supervision and span of control - why don't you rely on CALEA to do an "audit" on exempts (or gold stars for our civilian/media readers). You could then blame CALEA when they will call for probably a one-third reduction in this bloated part of your budget when the phone calls/personal visits start. Tell the Aldercreature or revrun that they are risking adverse publicity when you let the press know that these clowns want to keep their clown in office while they try to raise taxes. If the CALEA study won't do - then go to the main library & pull out the infamous Booze-Allen report and watch for further cuts that the 20 year old study recommended. You can do it - Garrry! And you can keep Rahmulus in check by citing real numbers from a reputable source (not a revrun or politico).
And when you decide to leave this circus - CALEA can hire you as the ComCrap consultant who took on Timy Ballerina & the 50 thieves.

9/21/2015 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly!!!! How many bosses do we need? It's a damn joke. Rahm needs to admit his golden city is burning!!!!!!! His plan to pull 319 officers from administrative positions and put them back on the street is a JOKE!!!!!! These officers will be angry and NON-COMPLIANT. Yet another person fellow officers will run to the desk crew and request not to be put with. The newly reassigned will be bitter and will claim they don't remember how to do anything let alone not knowing how to log on to the computer or do a report in AIRA. Good one Rahm, these 300+ officers should be a real game changer.

9/21/2015 09:53:00 AM


Its not rocket science dude...shut up

9/21/2015 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's start at the bs degrees from calumet college

9/21/2015 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From previous comments:

Be careful what you wish for, all they may do is hire back someone collecting a gold braided pension as a civilian and allow them to double dip. How many of them do we have already?
9/21/2015 06:41:00 AM

Also...
lets not forget the newest Deputy Chief nonsense- Lewin and Caluris--based on their street experience: those bozos should not have a gun, badge, or arrest powers---much less newly created Deputy Chief Spots.
9/21/2015 06:42:00 AM


The common denominator in (1) The creation of the unnecessary Deputy Chief's spots, especially Lewin, (2) The re-hired civilian double-dippers, such as O'Neill, and (3) All of the full-duty officers now hidden in the Court Section and Call-Back is the master double-dipper himself, civilian Deputy Chief Marv Shear, a retired patrolman who now controls the purse strings of the CPD. He has the last District Administrative Manager (the rest were fired), a retired patrolman now also working as a civilian double dipper, working in his office, answering phones and fetching his lunch.

When will this nonsense end?

9/21/2015 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Department wasn't so Liberal in hiring so many Softies incapable of fighting crime on the streets, and with being so concerned with Diversity and Affirmative Action, for decades now, and hiding all the clouted incompetents behind desks instead of filling those jobs wisely with hired back, experienced Retirees, the Department would not be in the dysfunctional mess it is in currently.
Stupid is as Stupid Does.

9/21/2015 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD is too Top-Heavy with clouted Stooges. So is City Hall. All gorging off the Taxpayers troff, and doing little or nothing in return but taking up space, fucking things up with stupid ideas, and kicking back a portion of their intentionally over-inflated salaries to City Hall Democrat Criminals.

9/21/2015 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about if they ask "Do you really need to be related to a politician to do that simpleton job?"

9/21/2015 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't this Lappe pension trustee issue coming up here. He is sending truly injured police back to desk jobs so Tiny Dancer can then put them back on the street. But he won't touch the FOP Prez (disability king) Dean Angelo. We need someone to run against him for Patrolmen rep. He can barely serve a year before mandatory retirement. I called the Pension office, petitons can be picked up and filed still. He is all over attacking d disability officers but he doesn't know a stock from a bond. Great skill set for someone watching over our pension.

9/21/2015 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the above posters and have been saying it for years, pensions freeze at top ranked earned by test! Only one bite at the merit Apple!!!!!! Yes there are some good merit bosses but the most are morons. There is no reason someone should get merit detective merit seargent merit lieutenant and then gold star exempt! But if you look at the other side of the coin they can be controlled because they have been taken care of. And mayors like Daley and rahm thrive on control and power over others. Join the movement less gold stars more blue shirts!!!!!!!

9/21/2015 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All these Merit hacks will one day be the elite. That is so sad to think about. Can you think of how many Merit hacks have been made on this Dept and think of a better officer who deserved it? Again, not what you know, it's who you know.

9/21/2015 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many body guards does Rahm have?

9/21/2015 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Officers need to arrest and prosecute criminals and stop passing judgment on citizens and their lifestyles. The problem is not "how to stop these people from killing each other" as is so often written here, but to protect the honest citizens from the violent, criminals that usually get away with crimes repeatedly. - a citizen

9/21/2015 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is an idea put all the bosses who treat us like shit in a different pension system, they are management . Also expose them and there huge pension payouts .

9/21/2015 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exempt Rank positions are just Clout-Kickback to the Democrat Party positions. Has been going on forever and everybody knows it. Do you actually believe that in a legit Police Agency, that so many of these incompetent CPD Dimwits would be promoted to anything above the Rank of Patrolman? Really ? How utterly stupid can someone be to believe that ?
End the Gold Braid Pension scam. Just an extention of the Kickback Scheme, and continued Theft of Taxpayer Dollars.
Do you honestly think they stop kicking back, just because they are retired ???

9/21/2015 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooops, right now all the CPD and city hall braniacs are wishing they never brought this up. Layer upon redundant layer of supervision. Captains as X O,s, whose sole job in the area's is to make trip after trip to the copy machine fretting about the overtime the violent guys are earning. But dont worry about their bloated salary, for nothing more than a secretaries position.

9/21/2015 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:50AM is 100% correct
This should be presented to Unions and city hall for a vote
Put it on the ballot
Go one step further , retire at last Rank before receiving a Merit Promotion
Merit Sergeant , later pass test and made Lieutenant , you retire at Sergeant Pension
Merit Sergeant , retire as a Sergeant you retire at Patrolman Pension
Do not count any medical time ( over 12 days a year ) toward pension fund , this will require medical abusers to stay on the job longer
Make the police that abuse medical work for their pension , this would be fair to Police Officers that never use medical . 12 days is still generous to count toward pension . Unions should have no problem with that idea . You earn a Pension not play sick .

9/21/2015 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fire fund down to 20% funded...cpd cant be much better.

9/21/2015 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

district xo is former job title of civilian district manager: remove each district xo and return them to the rank of Lt. save $

9/21/2015 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never happen....

Most of these exempts should swampers, souvlaki cooks, or on the dock at UPS.


But...... they got the juice!

9/21/2015 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Deputy Clout said...

CPD Vocabulary Word of the Month:

SINECURE:

a position for which someone is well paid but involves little or no actual work; a person who holds such a position

Pronunciation: sine-ah-CURE

9/21/2015 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm could also ask, do I need 50 alderman to help run this city? He orders all the city departments to do more with less, he should start with himself.

9/21/2015 07:14:00 AM

You beat me to it!

9/21/2015 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way off Topic I am retired and just got medicare. Have been hospitalize now medicare stated I have a $1260 deductible They don't pay what I was billed I guess the hospital and doctors overcharge, and I am responsible for the difference. Could the FOP hired some one who knowledgeable in insurance to help members both retired and active as to file appeals the proper way for the appeal isn't denied also. I would rather have help with my bills rather than a golf outing or picnic. These forms are all like a foreign language to me.If I am the only one who needs help I guess I am on my own, but if there a others maybe the FOP should lend a helping hand. Between the city and medicare I pay over $13,000 now I Have another $5,000 deductible before anyone pays anything, plus I have to pay anything over customary Charges. This insurance pension maybe I should refused it and live on section 8 with free phone gas and electric and go from hospital to hospital and throw the bills away like the millions of other people who never work a day in their life and live the carefree life that they do. Don't forget my free WiFi and cable Rant over

9/21/2015 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This really seems to be a move to create more jobs for disability officers they are bringing back to work. They stop pulling out of the pension and start paying back in again. Seems like a smart move until put into action.

9/21/2015 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the 50's it was not unusual to see Captains with eight to ten years on the job. Things haven't really changed much.

9/21/2015 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope they start in 019 that caps office ran out of desks a long time ago and K.S. works 5 hr days. The desk there to is overloaded with station security officers doing reports while the 2nd watch secretary only does the work sheets and watches youtube all day. Joke

9/21/2015 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey, why stop there? Do we really need 50 aldermen to do their job? What about the other city departments? If cpd is top heavy, I'm sure other departments are too. Let's start cutting from the top everywhere.

9/21/2015 10:58:00 AM


Top Heavy? Hell yes the City Council is top heavy. New York has 51 alderman and a population over 8 million people. We could halve number of the aldermen, 25, and still have more aldermen per capita than New York City. Chicago could cut the alderman population in half and they would simply want a salary increase to double what they make now and twice the office staff.

9/21/2015 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The department looks like the Italian navy to many admirals and not enough sailors!

9/21/2015 08:19:00 AM
Hahahah badda bing.

9/21/2015 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to take the Mayor seriously on pensions or manpower. He allows a CPD commander to retire with a six figure pension then immediately hires him back for six figures CPD as a "civilian." (Hi, Don O'Neill!!) And no one cares enough to do anything about it.

Suck on that, you rotten property owning taxpayers.

9/21/2015 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does 009 need TWO tact secretaries?

9/21/2015 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Rahm going to hire retired cops to do these desk jobs?

9/21/2015 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:58
Water Dept. just gave former ald. john pope a 150k. Job. Poof just like that.

9/21/2015 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

50 aldermen = rally man for scumbag voters

9/21/2015 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...







Too Many Bosses and sgts



Need more cops cops do the work

9/21/2015 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put retirees on the front desk. You won't have to pay them as much and minimal training. Same at OEMC, 311 and call back.

9/21/2015 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger Blue wife said...

Is anyone upset about the announcement of the 40% property tax hike? I agree with the previous comments regarding too many aldermen and too many gold stars for sure and get the media involved in the accounting...YES PLEASE! But let's get to this next issue...we are forced to live in the city and now we get to pay even more for the pleasure? Time to revisit the constitutionality of the residence requirement...so, FOP PLEASE INVESTIGATE THE CONSTITUTIONALITY of the residence requirement...here is a how to guide http://www.fop.net/programs/research/residency.pdf

9/21/2015 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Detectives at Area Central have a useless Captain who actually thinks he matters. He is in charge of important task such as making list, checking to see if people have done the ethics test and of course making sure everyone qualify s with their weapon.

Of course he makes easily over 120k a year and just a few years back a lowly civilian did what he doe for about 40k.

I forgot to mention he does not want to retire.

Does he have a stupid tattoo on his arm ?

9/21/2015 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No tactical or watch secretaries , mail police , records division , identification section , parking lot , building security should be handled by private security . 911 center has civilian security and they do an excellent job .

9/21/2015 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't take X/O away. Where the fuck would they put "Iron Mike" in 024? The psychological facilities of The City could work out a program where he's there for 4 hours a day, adjust his meds, and get him the fuck out of there before the mentals realize they're not crazy by comparison.

9/22/2015 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happens to those officers who need the medical your a brain fart I hope you never get cancer or anything else that would take more then 12 days to resolve.

9/22/2015 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got a call Monday afternoon from CPD H.R. The Sgt stated that they are looking into hiring retired detectives to work the area and district' D squads. Nothing was set in stone put it looked like they were fishing and polling retired dicks. Pay was not given per this sarge. He said it all came from the hall. $50.00 per hr, I am in for 4 hours a day.

The sarge stated he would get back to me, think this is all bull shit but the phone number was listed to the HR section.

9/22/2015 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a bunch of clout position openings to me.

9/22/2015 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am amused by some that are commenting put retirees on the desks. What makes you think we would want to come back as civilians and deal with the anti police culture that keeps getting worse. Do you see a lot of retirees coming back to visit & hang around. Enough of the whining about who does what on the non street jobs. I have worked both desk and street in fast districts. There is a lot of stress and work in both. Just remember if they civilianize these jobs they will be jobs that go to people who are supported by the democratic machine. And you will have to deal with them every day. Maybe someday you might just need that inside job when you burnout physically or mentally. If you are sworn please stop attacking each other on a public forum and stick together and look out for each other as the city isn't and it appears that the unions are not either. Take your time with the jobs and think about how your actions will affect you down the line. Stay safe and survive for you, your families and fellow police officers.

9/22/2015 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Merit Sergeant , later pass test and made Lieutenant , you retire at Sergeant Pension
Merit Sergeant , retire as a Sergeant you retire at Patrolman Pension..."

Oh for Chrissake!
If you pay the 9% of what ever pay grade you earn then you should get the pension you pay for. You sound like a Democommunists, we earned our Social Security but only get 40% of it so they can give to the non-workers and non-citizens.

9/22/2015 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don O'Neill can be a goof sometimes, but I don't get why you're hating on his being hired as HR director. Somebody had to get hired for the job, what difference does it make if it was him? What if it was a retired guy from some other city? Or the railroads? Or the Feds? So he's collecting a pension -that he's entitled to. Coppers go out and get post-retirement work all the time. Better that it's somebody who knows the Dept.

9/22/2015 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clear out the district desks.

Why stop there?

How about clearing out the district tact teams? Why do we need 3 teams? Cut one team and send them back to the watch. Hell, it's a voluntary position anyway so why are they needed?

Jeez! What's going to happen when weed finally becomes legal? And you can only put so many people on a DOPW pinch.

9/22/2015 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No tactical or watch secretaries

Don't forget about the Comstat Secretary. Apparently all districts have one. They are supposed to gather statistics and prepare them for each weekly Comstat meeting.

While you are at the beck and call of the Commander if you have this spot, the up side is as long as you have his stats prepared for him, you only have to endure a 5 hour day, at most.

9/22/2015 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope they start in 019 that caps office ran out of desks a long time ago and K.S. works 5 hr days. The desk there to is overloaded with station security officers doing reports while the 2nd watch secretary only does the work sheets and watches youtube all day. Joke

Are you sure you are not talking about 024?

The "relief" 2nd watch secretary comes in when she wants, does the A&A's and the schedule for the next day and then sits behind the desk chatting with the DSS or face timing with her kids. She's constantly sick (so she says), and when ever it looks like she'll be put out on the street for the day, she'll have a fainting spell and be sent home excused. Yet she never has a problem working VRI or the occasional movie detail.

9/22/2015 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put retirees on the front desk. You won't have to pay them as much and minimal training. Same at OEMC, 311 and call back.

Careful what you wish for. The city has been quietly expanding the ability of citizens being able to do their own reports online.

9/22/2015 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Popester is making around 110k. Still ridiculous.

9/22/2015 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:59pm.......Hey Mr Citizen, you should be referring your comment to the States Attorneys Office. We do our job (locking these animals up), States Attorneys prosecute (or should i say they dont)! While ur at it, forward it to the judges who don't give criminals REAL time in jail.

9/22/2015 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why have the department of aviation police and the chicago police both at the airport? A double waste of money!

9/22/2015 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calumet college still giving the bull shit degrees?

9/22/2015 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Also, keeping with the ‘Do you need a gun, a badge and arrest powers to do this job?’ theme, I assume that the role of Superintendent will now be played by a civilian seeing as how it shouldn't be much trouble finding somebody who will let Rahm shove his hand up their ass to make their mouth move for a lot less than $260,000 annually.

9/21/2015 01:55:00 AM

Do some research on Orlando Wilson.

9/22/2015 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Does 009 need TWO tact secretaries?

9/21/2015 08:15:00 PM

No they sure don't. Just like afternoons doesn't need such a top heavy desk crew. I think the little girl who works the desk could be on the street even though her husband is afraid that she will get hurt. I'm sorry this is the Police Department not JC Penneys.

9/22/2015 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP is useless.

9/22/2015 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DISTRICT LEVEL POLICING for SWORN MEMBERS

1. PARKING ENFORCEMENT CAR
2. TRAFFIC CRASH CAR
3. parking lot security car
4. stay in the box do not answer any calls "outside the box" car

NO! they wear the uniform, badge, and holster with a gun.
use a legitimate call sign drive the beat car and take any job as assigned!

9/22/2015 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to take the Mayor seriously on pensions or manpower. He allows a CPD commander to retire with a six figure pension then immediately hires him back for six figures CPD as a "civilian." (Hi, Don O'Neill!!) And no one cares enough to do anything about it.

Suck on that, you rotten property owning taxpayers.

Mr. O'Neil is probably carrying around some "dirty laundry" on someone else that he could potentially air out and to keep his mouth shut they hire him back and give him a sweet spot. $$$$ It's probably how most gold stars and alderman keep their spots!!!!! If you tell on me, I will tell on you. This city is so corrupt it's beyond sickening!!!!

9/22/2015 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the uninformed citizen at 2:59pm:

Hey buddy. Your local police department
does not prosecute cases, that would be
the office of your county wide elected
State's Attorney. Secondly, you cannot just
Arrest people even when you know they are super filthy. It's that whole pesky constitution thing
Getting in the way. When we lock you or one of
Your relatives up I hope your advice resounds in your head. Have a nice Mr.Citizen!

9/22/2015 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to laugh at the Don O'Neil comment. Talk about scam. He never even changed his VM message. Still says "Commander Don O'Neil..."

9/22/2015 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
10:50AM is 100% correct
This should be presented to Unions and city hall for a vote
Put it on the ballot
Go one step further , retire at last Rank before receiving a Merit Promotion
Merit Sergeant , later pass test and made Lieutenant , you retire at Sergeant Pension
Merit Sergeant , retire as a Sergeant you retire at Patrolman Pension
Do not count any medical time ( over 12 days a year ) toward pension fund , this will require medical abusers to stay on the job longer
Make the police that abuse medical work for their pension , this would be fair to Police Officers that never use medical . 12 days is still generous to count toward pension . Unions should have no problem with that idea . You earn a Pension not play sick .

9/21/2015 03:32:00 PM

Agreed to a certain point. Future exempts should be at their last rank. But if a merit Sgt or Lt. does just as a good a job (or even better) as one off the list why should they be penalized? As far as medical abuser agreed but what about the legit who have cancer or work/stress related heart attacks etc?

9/22/2015 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


Why isn't this Lappe pension trustee issue coming up here. He is sending truly injured police back to desk jobs so Tiny Dancer can then put them back on the street. But he won't touch the FOP Prez (disability king) Dean Angelo. We need someone to run against him for Patrolmen rep. He can barely serve a year before mandatory retirement. I called the Pension office, petitons can be picked up and filed still. He is all over attacking d disability officers but he doesn't know a stock from a bond. Great skill set for someone watching over our pension.
***********

I've said this before but no one ever listens. Mike Lappe is, has been, and always will be a wannabe politician. Ever since his failed attempt to make Alderman many years ago, Mike's been trying any way he can to weasel his way into a political spot. In the recent case of the pension board, he used his "injury" and his "work ethic" (read: delivering PC's around town or otherwise doing administrative minion work to bide his time) to gin up votes through the department having little knowledge of his history to make a decision on.

Facts:

Mike got hurt
Mike's a wannabe politician
Mike used his injury recognition to get into the Pension board
Mike has used that injury to legitimize his Emanuel agenda


When Mike Lappe's time has run out on this job, he has nowhere else to turn to stay in the light of the politics he so desperately wants to be involved in.

Emanuel has likely promised Mike Lappe just that. Watch.... when Lappe has to go, Lappe will get some other bullshit little political handmedown from Emanuel. The whole point of giving him what he wants is to remind the rest of us that Emanuel can get to anyone and buy anyone. In this case, it wasn't hard to do. Mike's been begging for a spot his entire adult life.

Mike will be run for Alderman somewhere, and Emanuel will pay for his advertising to do so. And the proof that Lappe was bought off by Emanuel will be laid bare.

9/21/2015 01:02:00 PM

9/22/2015 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send the dollies back from hq!

9/22/2015 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Officers need to arrest and prosecute criminals and stop passing judgment on citizens and their lifestyles. The problem is not "how to stop these people from killing each other" as is so often written here, but to protect the honest citizens from the violent, criminals that usually get away with crimes repeatedly. - a citizen


Hey Mr. Citizen, officers arrest low life drug dealing gang bangers by the hundreds across the city every year. However, prosecuting and sentencing are the responsibilities of state's attorneys and judges. You can thank all the liberal judges your social democratic politicians appoint (and the ones you and your liberal friends elect) for constantly releasing these thugs back into the community allowing them to exact their violent tendencies on the good working citizens, repeatedly. And there is no "judgement", only observation here. I don't know what you are referring to as a "lifestyle", but if it is the one that consists of non-working, drug abusing, irresponsible, government subsidized living, well I think the problem is the fact that there is no shame or denouncement cast upon that "lifestyle". The liberals have made it so that anyone who does criticize those unproductive, irresponsible, entitlement minded members of society who responsible working people are made to support are labeled "racists". Maybe if more people like yourself stopped making excuses for those who revel in this "lifestyle" and actually supported law enforcement, the problem could be addressed. Maybe if you start holding those career politicians who sell all the taxpayer funded social programs which feed this "lifestyle" in exchange for votes, then the problem could be resolved. So Mr. Citizen, instead of passing judgement on the good men and women who serve and protect your streets and telling them what they need to do, start by placing blame and responsibility where it belongs.

9/22/2015 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should only hire retired cops for inside spots like district station desk or administrative office. Being retired LEO, they can still carry. Don't give them an age limit. Make them part time because they probably won't want to be there 40 hours a week (and let's face it, some of the inside people are practically part time now anyway). But good luck finding any retired guys to work midnights on a desk in a shitty district. Lock up personnel obviously can't be retirees.

By the way, the Italian Navy, Army and Airforce was better run than CPD. Wish I could say I was joking...

9/22/2015 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get your facts straight in 004 district, it's 1 tact secretary and 1 DIO

9/22/2015 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
district xo is former job title of civilian district manager: remove each district xo and return them to the rank of Lt. save $

9/21/2015 04:20:00 PM


Oh yeah? In what country? I was around when the first civilian district manager was interviewed, hired, trained, and finally laid off. Never was any of them ever called xo. Before there was a district manager there was, nothing. They were supposed to replace district secretary's. It never happened. It was just another 25 jobs to hand out.

9/22/2015 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are lots and lots of positions that don't require a badge and a gun : tact secretary, commanders secretaries, timekeeper assistants etc. yet none of those positions are mentioned in Rahm's Rah Rah media releases.
What gives?

9/22/2015 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The XO in 005 is useless.
Put him on foot patrol in the gardens and let's see just how long he will last

9/23/2015 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember how things were in the 'Good ole days'? Days when there was plenty dollars floating around. Before the companies left Chicago, and other part of this country, important things like the pension and rank were not an issue. Since the mass exodus of American industry, we have been spiraling down a massive vortex and are all scrambling to make sense of it while at the same time stabbing each other for what's left over. We are heading for a mass extinction if we don't stop it all now and just step back and look at the much bigger picture. What needs to happen to save us all is rather simple. Bring back those jobs! To do it is very simple. Don't buy anything unless it's made here. It's really simple, honestly it is.

9/23/2015 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get your facts straight in 004 district, it's 1 tact secretary and 1 DIO

9/22/2015 02:02:00 PM


And one person could do both of their jobs every day with plenty of time to spare. Believe it.

9/23/2015 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Officers need to arrest and prosecute criminals and stop passing judgment on citizens and their lifestyles. The problem is not "how to stop these people from killing each other" as is so often written here, but to protect the honest citizens from the violent, criminals that usually get away with crimes repeatedly. - a citizen

That's funny. Those dam officers huh? You didn't say anything about parole boards letting violent repeat offenders out of prison early or judges who give out probation or light sentences to people who deserve stiffer sentences and should serve 85% of their sentence instead of getting a 10 year sentence for armed robbery and being paroled after serving just 3 years. Mr. citizen I believe the power structure has got you right where they want you thinking its all the cops fault violent thugs own the streets. They've successfully pulled the wool over your eyes.

9/23/2015 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you need a gold star , rank of captain to write police officers up or could a sergeant be assigned as an inspector without a take home car
look at the money saved and leadship a district would gain with a captain in charge

9/24/2015 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does any district have one tactical secretary , total waste of manpower

9/24/2015 02:20:00 PM  

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